Trip to Italy a Real Treat

By Ellen Cicchitti Staff Writer From May 20-29, I went to Italy with my family where we stayed in Sorrento, Florence and Rome, making a few stops along the way. The first impression I had when we arrived to Sorrento was that Italy is compact. Small houses pressed close to each other and tiny cars were all along the tight, narrow streets that made driving seem like a … [Read more...]

Explore Fort McHenry, Battle of Baltimore site

By Jeana Teddick Staff Writer In 1814, with “the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air,” citizens once watched 1,000 American soldiers valiantly defend Fort McHenry in the Battle of Baltimore. The Fort McHenry National Monument enshrines this famous battle, serving as the birthplace of various extraordinary historic events, including the origin of the country’s … [Read more...]